February 19, 8:30am - 10:00am EST. Hosted at Free Library of Philadelphia - Skyline Room
part of a series on Ethics
About the speaker
Natalie W. Nixon, PhD is a hybrid thinker whose consulting and research interests are at the intersections of creativity & strategy and business & design. She is an Associate Professor and the Director of The Strategic Design MBA program at Philadelphia University where she holds the G. Allen Mebane IV ’52 Chair for Design Thinkers. In her consultancy, Figure 8 Thinking, LLC she taps into her background in anthropology and fashion when working on projects that call for the strategic design process. She is the editor of Strategic Design Thinking: Innovation in Products, Services, Experiences and Beyond and is a regular contributor to INC.com online magazine on creativity and design thinking. Her public speaking invitations have included TEDx Philadelphia, TEDx George School, The Copenhagen Institute for Interactive Design, The European Innovation Academy (Nice, France), SEB Bank (Tallinn, Estonia) and the Mayo Clinic’s Transform conference.
Natalie earned her BA (Honors: Cum Laude) from Vassar College with a double major in Anthropology and Africana Studies; an MS in Global Textile Marketing from Philadelphia University (USA), Shenkar College (Israel) & Reutlingen University (Germany); and a PhD in Design Management from the University of Westminster, London.
Launching in February, Designing Leadership is the region’s first and only executive training for creative sector businesses, nonprofits, and in-house creative services teams. Recognized as a Knight Foundation Arts Challenge winner, this program is co-designed and led by expert faculty at Wharton and IBM, and provides five-sessions tailored to the demands of creative economy professionals. For more info and to apply, visit http://bit.ly/ABC-DesigningLeadership, and mention CreativeMornings in your application to receive 10% off the participation fee.
Designing Leadership is a program of The Arts + Business Council, which promotes Philadelphia as a global creative capital by providing world-class leadership and social impact opportunities that increase employee engagement, and creativity and innovation in the workplace.